Kerala volleyball stars Jerome Vinith and GS Akhin to go head to head as Calicut Heroes take on Chennai Spartans
Kochi, February 2nd 2019: Calicut Heroes is all set to start their campaign in a much-awaited match that will see Kerala’s two favourite volleyball players face each other. State-mates and now opponents in RuPay Pro Volleyball League, Jerome Vinith and GS Akhin will be seen in action when Calicut Heroes face Chennai Spartans at Rajiv Gandhi Indoor Stadium in Kochi on Feb 3rd 2019.<br><br> <br><br>Speaking on the eve of their first match Calicut Heroes captain, Jerome Vinith said, “I feel very lucky to be a part of this team and it’s my privilege to lead this energetic lot. The fan support will play a big role and I am hoping the volleyball-loving people of Kerala will come out in large numbers to back us. We are focused on one match at a time and making a good start is what we seek.”<br><br> <br><br>The league, which is an initiative of Baseline Ventures and Volleyball Federation of India, began on February 2 with Kochi Blue Spikers taking on U Mumba Volley.<br><br> <br><br>Chennai Spartans looks a very strong side with the likes of KJ Kapil Dev, Naveen Raja Jacob, Vibin George, Rudy Verhoeff, Ruslans Sorokins and GS Akhin in the ranks. Experienced pro and skipper of Chennai Spartans Shelton Moses felt his team needs to come together starting this game. “All the teams are coming together for the first time hence only time will tell how good a side we are. But I believe if we stick to our plans and things we practiced, we can go a long way,” said Moses. <br><br> <br><br>Six franchises will be vying for the RuPay Pro Volleyball League title in the first edition. Ahmedabad Defenders is owned by Bonhomie Sports Event Mgmt. Ltd., Kerala’s Calicut Heroes is owned by Beacon Sports while the Chennai Spartans is owned by Chennai Spartans Pvt. Ltd. U Mumba Volley is owned by U Sports, who also own a team in the Kabaddi league while Black Hawks Hyderabad is owned by Agile Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. Thomas Muthoot owns the Kochi franchise called the Kochi Blue Spikers. <br><br> <br><br>The match will be broadcast live on SONY SIX and SONY TEN 3 and SONY LIV from 7:00 PM IST.<br><br> <br><br>About the RuPay Pro Volleyball League<br><br>An initiative of Baseline Ventures India Pvt. Ltd and Volleyball Federation of India, RuPay Pro Volleyball League aims to transform the sporting landscape of the country by elevating the world’s fifth most popular sport to the league of the most followed sports in the coming times. Packaged in the brightest of colours, the first edition of the highly anticipated tournament is set to provide high octane Volleyball action to fans of the sport across the country in the month of February 2019.
RuPay Pro Volleyball League
An initiative of Baseline Ventures India Pvt. Ltd and Volleyball Federation of India, RuPay Pro Volleyball League aims to transform the sporting landscape of the country by elevating the world’s fifth most popular sport to the league of the most followed sports in the coming times. The first season of the league will see 6 teams playing a total of 18 matches in Chennai and Kochi, and will be broadcasted on Sony Six, Sony Ten 3 and online platform Sony Liv.
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